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Israel Abrams
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Birth: Mar. 25, 1871
Death: Dec. 22, 1931

"Brookhaven was home to many Jewish merchants. Brothers Israel and Sam Abrams in the late 1800s started a general store called Abrams and Abrams. This store became Abrams Mercantile Company after 1915, when Sam left for the furniture business. From that point until the end of the twentieth century, Abrams Mercantile Company was a staple for hardware goods in Brookhaven. Living through multiple generations, the Abrams family sold all types of goods including cow bells and stone churns, and the store became known for the motto: "If you don't find it here, go home." The store stayed in business until the death of Clifford Abrams at age 96, the son of Israel Abrams and once the oldest merchant in Brookhaven. "

(Source: Goldring/Woldenberg Institute of Southern Jewish Life; www.msje.org)

"Mr. I. Abrams, well known local merchant, whose health has not been of the best for some time, was suddenly stricken with serious illness Friday night while making a call on an elder brother, Mr. Joe Abrams, who with his wife and daughter occupies an apartment at Miss Emma Bee's home on East Chippewa Street. Mr. Abrams was removed in an ambulance to the King's Daughters Hospital. In addition to his immediate family, and relatives living here, Mr. Abrams' sisters, Mrs. M. Schwartz of Eudora, Ark., and Mrs. S. Kemp of Hazlehurst; and niece and nephews, Miss Pauline Kemp and Louis and Paul Kemp of Hazlehurst have been visitors at the hospital. The visitors from a distance have also been guests of members of the family connection here. Mrs. Schwartz had arrived at Mrs. Kemp's home in Hazlehurst from Eudora only a few hours before Mr. Abrams suffered his sudden attack of illness. Mrs. Abrams' business is in capable hands of his son, Mr. Clifford Abrams."

12/22/1931
Courtesy of Sue Dorman

 
 
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 Parents:
  Cohn Abrams (1836 - 1901)
  Rusha Abrams (1836 - 1902)
 
 Spouse:
  Fannie Cohn Abrams (1874 - 1937)*
 
 Children:
  Roselyn Abrams Schlesinger (1902 - 1984)*
  Clifford Cohn Abrams (1904 - 2001)*
  Evelyn Abrams Cline (1907 - 2002)*
  Florine Abrams (1910 - 2005)*
 
 Siblings:
  Joseph Abrams (1860 - 1933)*
  Rosa Berger (1862 - 1953)*
  Minnie Abrams Kemp (1869 - 1951)*
  Israel Abrams (1871 - 1931)
  Samuel Abrams (1873 - 1933)*
  Bertha Abrams Schwartz (1876 - 1938)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Rose Hill Cemetery
Brookhaven
Lincoln County
Mississippi, USA
Plot: Jewish Cemetery
 
Created by: Caroline Passmore
Record added: Dec 05, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 62594206
Israel Abrams
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Israel Abrams
Added by: Charline Herring Ryan
 
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